During Computex Taipei, Qualcomm will have demonstrations of numerous mobile computing and multimedia technologies and a wide range of Snapdragon-powered devices available for viewing by appointment only at the Grand Hyatt Taipei. Snapdragon-powered devices being demonstrated will include: — Acer’s Liquid and neoTouch smartphones — Dell’s Streak 5″ Android tablet — HP’s Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook — HTC’s Droid Incredible and Nexus One smartphones — Huawei’s S7 tablet — Lenovo’s LePhone smartphone Other Snapdragon and various Gobi(TM)-equipped devices, as well as eZone(TM) wireless technology and MediaFLO(TM) demonstrations, will also be available. “Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform is making tremendous progress, powering some of the industry’s most compelling devices available today,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “We are enabling a wide array of smartphones, e-readers, pocket tablets and smartbooks. With our newly expanded product family, Qualcomm is continuing to deliver an unsurpassed combination of mobile processing, connectivity and multimedia with optimized power consumption.” Trackback: ITNewsOnline

MSI announced their entries into the tablet market today at the Computex 2010, by unveiling their new WindPad 100 and 110 tablets. The WindPad 110 is an Android slate powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. Both the devices sport 10 inch capacitive touchscreens and have USB and Video out capability. There was no concrete info on the WindPad 110 pricing or availability. The prototype tablet shown runs on stock Android 2.1 and unconfirmed information says it will be going on sale at $399 by the end of the year. Trackback: Devicemag

Hardware makers will unite behind Google’s Android as the primary operating system for tablet computers, according to Nvidia’s CEO. Tablets are shaping up to be one of the highlights of the annual Computex show in Taipei, where hardware makers are showing off their latest products and prototypes. Most manufacturers are expected to show off tablets, with some designed to run Android and others Windows. But Windows isn’t the best choice for a tablet, said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at Nvidia. “Windows is too big and it’s too full featured for smartbooks and tablets,” Huang said, speaking with reporters in Taipei on Monday. Smartbook is a term used to describe low-cost laptops containing processors designed by Arm instead of x86 chips from Intel or Advanced Micro Devices. “The good news is that we finally have an operating system to unite behind. Android is an operating system that has gained a tremendous amount of momentum all over the world,” Huang said. Android was originally developed with cell phones in mind but computer makers wasted no time putting it to use in other devices. Several hardware makers showed off netbooks running the OS at Computex last year. In addition, Acer shipped a version of its Aspire One netbook that came with Windows XP and Android installed. “Android has become the fastest growing mobile operating system in the world and, in fact, it has surpassed the iPhone in terms of growth and in terms of users,” he said. The iPad’s success proved there is widespread demand for tablets and set the bar high for rivals. Apple sold 1 million iPads during the first four weeks it was on sale, winning praise from users for its sleek and intuitive user interface, as well as its long battery life. Matching Apple’s success won’t be easy […]

Chinese manufacturer Shenzhen Tsinghua Tongfang Co., Ltd. has released their Tongfang Q5 MID (Mobile Internet Device) with a pretty good performance. Tongfang Q5 will a 4.8″ WVGA capacitive touchscreen display that run on the Android 1.5 OS (hopefully will be upgraded) and be powered by the ARM9 Rockchip 2808 866MHz processor, 128MB RAM, 4GB of storage capacity and connectivity use of a/b/g WiFi. Tongfang Q5 battery has 2200mAh capacity and can survive for about 7 hours of usage. The Q5 is good for surfing the internet and also makes a decent portable media player since the tablet is capable of 720p HD video codec playback. Other features include microSD card support, 3.5mm headphone jack, measuring in at 4.7 x 3.2 x 0.4 inches (120×80.7×9.9mm) and weighs 7.4 ounces (209g). An early review of the Q5 on Chinese site QQ is positive praising its design, good build quality, impressive overall performance, and excellent video playback performance with it easily handling a 720p, 30fps HD video without any dropped frames. If you are in China now, you can take one with 1,999 Yuan (about $293 USD). More pictures after the break.

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You NEED to read the comments, they are gold! Check out the below mentioned post. By now, just about everyone on the planet has heard the term “Apple Fanboy.” If you’ve ever said anything good about an Apple product, you’ve likely been called one. But a new class of fanboy has emerged — one that, amazingly, may be be equally as passionate. The Android Fanboy. And it’s actually a good thing. In case you missed my review of the new HTC EVO 4G phone yesterday, be sure to read some of the comments. As stated, I was coming at it from the perspective of a dedicated iPhone user. Long story short, I don’t really like the device. To the Android lovers, I might as well have killed Bambi. Never mind the good things I said about the phone, or Android in particular. Never mind that I said that if you’re looking for an Android phone, try the Nexus One or Droid Incredible, because they’re both better devices. Never mind that almost none of the commenters had actually ever used the EVO (it’s not out yet), and plenty of them even admitted that. None of that matters. All that matters is that I said something bad about an Android device. RAGE! In the Android Fanboys’ minds, I had just slandered the latest reincarnation of their savior. They had to respond. And they did. Hundreds of them. It was quite impressive. So why is such zealotry a good thing? Because passion is important. If people actually care about Android that much, Google is clearly doing something right. Windows Mobile has never instilled this type of passion in anyone. Nor has Symbian. For a while, it seemed like the Palm Pre might. But it never did. But Android is. As I described at length last week, the rivalry […]

Android users rejoice! With an ever-growing number of devices, a wide array of mobile carriers, and more free apps than you can shake a USB cable at, Google’s mobile OS has shaped up to be quite the versatile contender. If you’re looking to scoop up some of the best apps the Android Market has to offer, you’ve come to the right place. This comprehensive list is your one-stop shop for reviews and recommendations — perfect for kicking back on a nice long weekend with a data card’s worth of new mobile goodies. We’ve got music, sports, news, and some digital toys that are just plain cool. Check them out, and if we’ve missed anything, be sure to serve up your own suggestions in the comments. 8 Best Android Apps for Photo Editing If you’re looking to do a little more with your device’s built-in camera, zoom in on these handy photo editors. 8 Best Android Apps for Health and Fitness Whether you want to get in shape or stay that way, your trusty Android and these eight apps can help. 5 Amazing Android Apps for Baseball Fans ‘Tis the season — baseball season of course. Keep up on all the stats, scores, and insider info with these great apps. It’s like having Peter Gammons in your pocket, only way cooler. HOW TO: Turn Your Android Phone Into a Killer MP3 Player Just because you shun the “iMusic” lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t keep an awesome tune library at your side. Check out these tips for transforming your Android phone into a music hub. 5 Free Android Apps for Web Developers Need to check some code or write a script on the go? Unchain yourself from the desktop with these handy and free developer apps. 6 Free Android Apps That Will Make […]

Not long ago, Motorola’s survival in the mobile phone market was at stake and the odds were firmly stacked against it. But it found its savior late last year in the form of its maiden Android-based phone the Droid, which has helped it turn the tide, if not restored it to glory. Now, a deeply indebted Motorola considers it sacrilege to even think beyond Android. This was quite evident at a recent conference where the company’s co-CEO Sanjay Jha dedicated a large part of his talk to Android. He revealed that his company is keen on entering the tablet market with an Android-based product. “I think that a companion 7- to 10-inch device in a home will become very important, [both] as an augmentation to your TV experience [and] also as a way of walking around the house and streaming TV to that device,” Jha said. “I think we’re very focused in participating in this convergence that’s coming between mobility and home, and I think you will actually see some products from us in a very short period of time.” Trackback: TechFreq

Those geeks who’ve dreamt of having an iPad that runs on the Android operating system instead of the iPad operating system are in luck if they know how to get their hands on copyright violating products from China’s black market. The iPed, a name that adds insult to injury if ever there was one, which has been unearthed by trendhunter.com, leaves one to wonder just what repercussions Apple has outside the U.S. where it’s at the mercy of the copyright rules of the nation in which the product is being manufactured and sold. Of course wanting an iPad but wishing it ran the geeks-only open source Android operating system is about as nonsensically wasteful as buying a Mac just to run Linux on it instead – but then again, there are existing geeks who do just that, for reasons that no one but them will ever be able to understand. Check it out after the break, it is in fact the Apad/iRobot.

So we’ve been hearing rumors about the Dell Streak being some kind of a rugged bad boy. Word is, the Gorilla Glass display on this 5-inch slate is good enough to withstand pretty much anything a human would care to throw its way. Them’s fighting words where we come from, so we did the only thing a responsible tech blog can do — we put them to the test. Should you be brave enough to click play, you’ll come upon our best efforts to destroy our own Streak prototype, albeit with little success. Then again, the end result might be less important than the journey there, which is not to be missed. Trackback: Engadget

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